Izabela Marsh

Izabela Marsh

Atlantic Beach, FL, US



Master of Architecture from Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, (Oct 2005 - Mar 2011)
University of Bologna, Cesena, Italy
Student exchange held LPP Erasmus Program: Attendance on the 7th and 8th semester;
all courses taught in Italian, (Sep 2008 - Jun 2009).

Graduation: March 2011
Thesis title: The concept of a residential complex in Giampilieri Superiore in Sicily, Italy.
Thesis and final examination GPA: 5.0 on scale 5.0

Main field of study and field of specialization: Architecture and Urban Planning
Overall GPA: 4.34 on 5.0 scale


Studio NOWA (Navarra Office Walk Architecture), Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy, (Mar - Jul 2010)
Internship held within the framework of LPP Erasmus Program
Responsibilities included the production of models for developing architectural concepts, research on theoretical issues, and designed parts of the project. Many of the projects which I worked on focused on redesigning Sicilian towns which were devastated by landslides. The accumulation of the research and the proposed master plan was presented at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2010. I also worked on a reconstruction project of one block in the historic city of Bivona as well as collaborated on the "Carso 2014+Competition". I took the opportunity to visit construction sites and I did some site investigations. I was able to get some hands on experience interacting with clients and taking measurements.

Studio FRA (Fabrizio Russo Architetto), Catania, Sicily, Italy, (summer Aug - Sep 2009)

Responsibilities included creation of 3-D models, photomontages and graphic schemes for the presentation of various current projects; proficient in CorelDRAW x4 and 3ds Max graphic software.

Krzysztof Nowak PPHU Velox Polska, Pszczyna, Polska, (summer Jul - Aug 2008)

The design of a single-family house for a private investor which included functional and constructional solutions.

Architectural Research for senior living facility (Feb - Apr 2008)

Responsibilities included research focused on quality of residential and public spaces created in 70's and quality of life for their present users. Program included studies and design, which was aimed at increasing the comfort of users by removing architectural barriers.


LANGUAGES:               Polish          native language  Italian          fluent
   English        fluent    German       basic
COMPUTER SKILLS:  AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop CS4, CorelDRAW, Autodesk 3ds Max + V-Ray, Adobe Ilustrator CS4, SketchUp, Access Power Point,

OTHER:    Free hand drawing


Scholarship for academic performance and learning achievements at Silesian University of Technology (academic years 2008/2009 and 2009/2010)

Scholarship for Italian language course in Verona, Italy, sponsored by the Instituto Italiano di Cultura in Cracow (Jul 2008)

Scholarship for outstanding Sports Achievement in Snowboarding at Silesian University of Technology (academic years: 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 2009/2010)


Student competition for the restoration of the old Grange at Zajęcza Street, Ruda Śląska, Poland
Organizer:  Faculty of Architecture at Silesian University of Technology
2nd place; team award (academic year: 2006/2007)

Competition for the conceptual design of an adaptation of the interior for CO-working office
Organizer:  Office &Facility magazine
Publication of the project in the Office &Facility magazine  04/2009 1899-8607 (Apr 2009)

Athletic awards acquired during membership in the Snowboard Team of Silesian University of Technology
• 1st place in the women's snowboarding biathlon, slalom and freestyle, Polish Academic Snowboard Winter Cup (Jan 2006)
• 2nd place in the individual overall standings of women, Polish Academic Snowboard Winter Cup (Mar 2006)
• 1st place in the giant slalom snowboarding, individual general classification at the XXIV Polish University Skiing & Snowboarding Championships (Mar 2008)


XII Biennale of Architecture in Venice (Aug - Nov 2010)
• Collaboration during internship with professional firm Studio NOWA

SESAM 2009 workshop in Rome: Evolution, organized by the Small European Architecture Students Assembly (Mar 2009)
• Competition for a project of furniture from recycled materials and selection for participation

IX International Open Air Painting "Polish Landscapes - Nowy Wiśnicz 2005"- art workshops for painting, pottery and weaving, organized by the Pałac Młodzieży in Katowice (Jun 2005)


Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, Masters, Master's Degree

Sep 2005 - Mar 2011

Università di Bologna, Cesena, Italy, Student exchange

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Areas of Specialization